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Wirral,

metropolitan borough (1991 est. pop. 322,100), NW England, on the peninsula between the Mersey and Dee estuaries, in the Greater Manchester metropolitan area. Sometimes referred to as "the dormitory of Liverpool," it contains many high-income residential developments, as well as some light industry and agricultural land. The coastal areas are mainly relegated for recreational purposes; formerly the area was a royal forest and game preserve. Arrowe Park was the site of the First Worldwide Boy Scouts Jamboree in 1929. Heswall parish was the birthplace of Emma HamiltonHamilton, Emma, Lady,
1765?–1815, mistress of the British naval hero Horatio Nelson. Born Emma Lyon, she became the mistress of Charles Greville, then of Sir William Hamilton, ambassador to Naples, whom she married (1791).
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Wirral

1. the. a peninsula in NW England between the estuaries of the Rivers Mersey and Dee
2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Merseyside. Pop.: 313 800 (2003 est.). Area: 158 sq. km (61 sq. miles)
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The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Wirral chamber chair Asif Hamid and Isle of Man Chamber president Micky Swindale.
Wirral Health Informatics Service (WHIS) has signed a contract with E-Ceptionist, Inc.
Comprised of the Health Authority, the Hospital Trust, a regional Cancer Centre, the Community Health Services and the General Practitioners, the Wirral Hospital NHS Trust recently identified the need for a robust solution that would rapidly deliver a Community-wide Master Patient Index.
The Scouts and Guides have supported over 220 Wirral charities since 1982, donating over PS600,000 to be used in projects across the Wirral.
The Year of Coast and Countryside theme is intended to link events across the borough during 2012, and to mark the Olympics it already has the backing of gold medal-winning cyclist and Wirral resident Chris Boardman.
CONTACT: Pete Marsh of Wirral Health Informatics Service, +0-151-604-7162, or Kye Johanning of E-Ceptionist, Inc.
A delegation from the Chamber and from Wirral Council travelled to Nevada on a trade mission to establish the links.
Masters: Wirral 204, West Cheshire 266, Wallasey 284, Buckley 287, Eryri 478, Ellesmere Port 481, Chester Tri 551, Cybi 731, Helsby 696, Prestatyn 723, Deeside 747, Abergele 914, Tattenhall 947, Deestriders 1,007, Wrexham 1,406, Birkenhead 1,630, Wrecsam Tri 1,800.
By now, Wirral should be overflowing with visitors.
Wirral, guilty of several weak tackles, allowed centre Adam Ryder to score from halfway.
A STRING of high-profile tourism events in Wirral boosted Merseyside's economy by more than pounds 3m this year.
ROSSENDALE 14 WIRRAL 22 WIRRAL ended the season with a 22-14 victory at Rossendale.